2018 Talk Overviews

The How, What and Why of Happiness

The Science of Interventions Aimed 
at Increasing Well-Being

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D.
August 2, 2018; 9:00am – 10:15am

An overview is coming soon. Dr. Lyubomirsky is one of the world’s leading researchers in the area of happiness and a well known psychologist in the field of Positive Psychology. She will be including information and ideas that will have a direct benefit to your clinical work with clients and patients.


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Neuroscience Innovations & Insights

Exploring the Frontiers of Consciousness and Self

Anil Seth, D.Phil.
August 2, 2018; 10:45am – 12noon

Dr. Seth is one of the leading consciousness neuroscientists in the world. He is the co-dircetor of the Sackler Centre for Consciousness Research at the University of Sussex in the United Kingdom and his work has profound implications for the behavioral sciences. Talk overview coming soon!


Neuroscience: Insights and Implications for Psychiatry and Mental Health

Anil Seth, D.Phil.
August 2, 2018; 12noon – 1:00pm

Dr. Seth will facilitate a question and answer session focusing on specific mental health findings and interventions. Details coming soon!


Mental Illness, Creative Genius and The Master Composers

A Classical Music Performance

Tanya Gabrielian
August 2, 2018; 1:30pm – 2:45pm

Tanya is a talented and award winning musician with an international reputation. The London Times hailed her as “a pianist of powerful physical and imaginative muscle”. She will be choosing several different composers and will share some of their stories and mental heath struggles prior to performing a specific piece from each composer. More details coming soon!


Addiction Treatment Innovations

New Ideas and Clinical Interventions

Brian Coon, M.A., LCAS
August 2, 2018; 3:15pm – 4:30pm

Mr. Coon is a talented addiction treatment specialist and clinical director for Pavillon – a leading addiction treatment center in North Carolina. He will be sharing new and fascinating work in the field of addictions that all clinicians will be able to incorporate into their work. Details coming soon.


Dreamwork in the Psychotherapy Session

Tapping Into the Unconscious to Bring About Transformative Change

Jeremy Taylor, D.Min.
August 2, 2018; 5:00pm – 6:15pm

Dr. Taylor is the leading expert on dreamwork in the United States and will be giving two live video feed talks on how clinicians may use dreams in their clinical practices. He will share is work and views on how best to use dreams to help clients bring about change. Stay tuned for details!


An Experiential Workshop

Exploring the Power of Projective Dreamwork

Jeremy Taylor, D.Min.
August 2, 2018; 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Dr. Taylor os known for his projective dreamwork concepts and will be facilitating a group experience where real dreams are shared and discussed as a group to identify meaning and use in treatment. Details coming soon!


The Profile of the Wounded Healer

Personal and Ethical Dilemmas

James Hollis, Ph.D.
August 3, 2018; 8:45am – 10:15am

Dr. Hollis is one of the most well respected Jungian Analysts in the United States. He has written 15 books and has held several prominent positions in the field. In the talk, he will be looking at clinical ethical dilemmas from a Jungian Perspective thereby taking us on a thought provoking journey into the challenges and struggles clinicians face as they work to help their clients. Details are coming soon!


The Challenge of Apology and The Complexity of Forgiveness

Helping Clients Heal the Hurts They Give and Receive

Harriet Lerner, Ph.D.

August 3, 2018; 10:45am – 12:00noon

Dr. Lerner is one of our most respected voices in the psychology of women, and the “how-tos” of navigating the swamps and quicksands of difficult relationships. She is the author of 12 books published in 35 languages. These include The New York Times bestseller The Dance of Anger, and her new book, Why Won’t You Apologize? Healing Big Betrayals and Everyday Hurts. In her talk she will be sharing the key ideas from her most recent book as she teaches clinicians how to help clients heal and forgive. Stay tuned for more details.


Living the Examined Life

The Unfinished Business of the Second Half of Life

James Hollis, Ph.D.
August 3, 2018; 12:00noon – 1:00pm

Dr. Hollis is well known for his work concerning the middle passage of life. In this talk he shares thoughts and ideas from his newest book on the work to be done during the second half of life. It will be a fascinating talk for clinicians working with clients in the middle or late stages of life. A talk summary is coming soon!


An Acoustic Musical Performance!

From Pop/Country Superstar Edwin McCain
August 3, 2018; 1:30pm – 2:30pm

International recording artist, Edwin McCain, will be joining to perform and to share his thoughts and experiences concerning mental health and addiction. Don’t miss this incredibly powerful and unique performance!


Psychoanalysis and Dreamwork

Using Dream Material & Imbedded Metaphor to Deepen Treatment

Douglas Van der Heide, M.D.
August 3, 2018; 2:45pm – 4:00pm

Dr. Van der Heide is a well known and highly respected psychoanalyst and psychiatrist in New York City. He is an expert in dreamwork and will be offering an advanced level discussion on how clinicians may use dream material to enrich one’s work in the psychotherapy session. Stay tuned for more details.


Helping People Connect to Purpose

The Power of Ritual and Ceremony
Yeye Luisah Teish
August 3, 2018; 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Ms. Teish is a powerful teacher and leading Yoruba African Priestess who will be closing he conference with a fascinating look at the power of ritual and ceremony to help those who find themselves at a crossroads. She will be offering her thoughts and insights into how clinicians can help clients re-connect with a sense of purpose. More details are coming soon.


We have the venue, the speakers, and the two day experience ready and waiting for you!